Oct 13, 2022 - Sale 2617

Sale 2617 - Lot 14

Estimate: $ 600 - $ 800
Dalencé, Joachim (1640-1707)
Traitté de l'Aiman.

Amsterdam: Chez Henry Wetstein, 1687.

First edition, 12mo, illustrated with engraved title and thirty-three folding engraved plates by Adrien Schoonebeck, student of Romain de Hooghe, bound in full stiff parchment over boards, ex libris Prince of Liechtenstein collection, with bookplate; 6 x 3 1/2 in.

Dalencé's work is a general treatise on magnets and how to use them. He mentions the invention of the compass, the magnetic mountains of the New World, and why a compass needle points where it does in a magnetic field.

Wheeler 200.